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Begonia furfuracea “Starter”

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Begonia furfuracea “Starter”

This endangered species occurs naturally in the tropical west of Africa. Begonia furfuracea, unlike many other related species, doesn’t have round but instead lancet-shaped leaves. These grow on a brown trunk with felt-like short hairs, to which the plant owes its name. Begonia furfuracea blooms with delicate flowers in off-white that seem to grow directly from the stem.

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Begonia furfuracea “Starter”
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Begonia furfuracea “Starter”
Plant type
flowering plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Light
semi sun
Light
artificial lighting
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Begonia furfuracea is threatened in its natural habitat in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea by human influence, such as deforestation. The species needs these forests for shade and trees as support, since Begonia furfuracea often grows on other plants. The leaves of the species are about 20 cm long and have a serrated edge. The stem has short hairs that feel stiff. Together with the white flowers with yellow stamens, this makes for a nice looking species.

Height:
6 cm
6 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Flower colour:
Violet
violet
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Plant type:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Mini
mini
Araflora info:
New
new
Natural habitat:
Central America
Central America
Altitude range:
0-1500 m
0-1500 m

Plant care

Begonia furfuracea needs a spot in partial shade. Place the plant in a more shady place when the leaves appear to dry out. Conversely, if these grow too slowly or become very dark green, it is better to place the plant in a lighter spot. The plant comes into its own in a place with a relatively high humidity of around 80% and a temperature of 24°C. The temperature should not fall below 12°C. Do not water Begonia furfuracea until the upper layer of the soil has dried out slightly. This because the plant is susceptible to root rot if the soil remains moist for too long. As an extra measure to prevent this, it is advisable to use a mix of pumice and tree bark as a base layer in the pot. You can find this, among other necessities for your plants, in our "Plant accessories" section. If you keep the Begonia furfuracea in a terrarium you must ensure good air circulation. You can feed the plant once every two weeks to support growth.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Watering from above
watering from above
Light:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-80%
60-80%
Air humidity at night:
60-80%
60-80%
Day temperature:
10-30 °C
10-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
20-40 cm
20-40 cm
Soil ph:
<5-7>
<5-7>
Soil type:
Peat mix
peat mix
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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